December 13, 2012

(Source: cosmicpebble)

October 24, 2012
"I… I used to make long speeches to you after you left. I used to talk to you all the time, even though I was alone. I walked around for months talking to you. Now I don’t know what to say. It was easier when I just imagined you. I even imagined you talking back to me. We’d have long conversations, the two of us. It was almost like you were there. I could hear you, I could see you, smell you. I could hear your voice. Sometimes your voice would wake me up. It would wake me up in the middle of the night, just like you were in the room with me. Then… it slowly faded. I couldn’t picture you anymore. I tried to talk out loud to you like I used to, but there was nothing there. I couldn’t hear you. Then… I just gave it up. Everything stopped. You just… disappeared. And now I’m working here. I hear your voice all the time. Every man has your voice."

— "Jane Henderson" (Nastassja Kinski) in Wenders’ movie Paris, Texas

October 23, 2012
"the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions"

— The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 21, 2012
"'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there’s always force.
And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi Mom!"

— Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Massenet)

November 9, 2011
"Jean clapped her hands like an actress. Although I knew I loved her, I didn’t like anything she said or did."

— Dylan Thomas. From one of the stories from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

November 5, 2011
Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last five hundred years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it's worked so well?
Hacker: That's all ancient history, surely?
Sir Humphrey: Yes, and current policy. We had to break the whole thing [the EEC] up, so we had to get inside. We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn't work. Now that we're inside we can make a complete pig's breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch. The Foreign Office is terribly pleased; it's just like old times.
Hacker: But surely we're all committed to the European ideal?
Sir Humphrey: [chuckles] Really, Minister.
Hacker: If not, why are we pushing for an increase in the membership?
Sir Humphrey: Well, for the same reason. It's just like the United Nations, in fact; the more members it has, the more arguments it can stir up, the more futile and impotent it becomes.
Hacker: What appalling cynicism.
Sir Humphrey: Yes... We call it diplomacy, Minister
August 23, 2011
"We have transvestite talk-show hosts, advocates for eunuch’s rights, burqa wearers, turbaned men with beards, outstanding fast bowlers, mediocre opening batsmen, tribal chieftains, bhang-drinking farmers, semi-nomadic shepherds, and at least one champion female sprinter. We have the Communist Mazdoor Kisaan Party, and we have Porshe dealerships. We are nobody’s stereotype."

— ‘Why Pakistan Will Survive’ - Mohsin Hamid (via mehreenkasana)

(via theletterkilleth)

"[The poor man] feels himself out of the sight of others, groping in the dark. Mankind take no notice of him. He rambles and wanders unheeded. In the midst of a crowd, at church, in the market, at a play, at an execution, or coronation: he is in as much obscurity as he would be in a garret or cellar. He is not disapproved, censured or reproached; he is only not seen."

— John Adams

June 1, 2011
"When all else fails, philosophize"

— Lucy in Coetzee’s Disgrace

April 26, 2011
"Every day I wake up and ask myself: How can I be more like Björk?"

— Amanda Brown from Pocahauted, LA Vampires and the Not Not Fun label

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